Well, not so much. But I'm going to stop posting in the very near future. I no longer have the time I desire to put into it to make it a worthwhile visit. I'm sure you've noticed fewer posts here and you may have even noticed I'm not posting on the boards much any more either. I truly appreciate all the visits over the last couple years. I will be posting a top prospects list with very little, if any, postings on the players with the intention of answering as many questions as you guys ask in the comments section. Then, that'll be all.
One of the main let downs in the system recently. Perry has past demonstrated an extreme amount of power that has since left him. He is now too old and stuck behind many players in the A's system. He now seems to be nothing more than a career minor leaguer. He's also hurt by the fact that he's a terrible defender and probably limited to 1b/dh if he ever progresses to the majors.
The first thing of note on Sellers is his size. As of now, he's listed at 5'10" 155 lbs. He can get away with the height, but how many players in the majors weigh 155 lbs? Last season was just his first full season, however, he will already be 21 entering next season. He made a ton of errors last season after being hyped as sure handed. He's a very good prospect with the background of baseball that the A's look for. He'll still need to add a ton of weight though before he's considered a real major league possibility.
It's easy for A's fans to invision any top college pitcher dropping in the draft due to size turning into the next Tim Hudson. Madsen even went so far as to get our hopes up with a tremendous ending to 2005. He came back down to earth in 06 however after hitters got more of a look of his modiocre stuff. Madsen will probably stick around in the organization for a while as little more than a filler. He may spend time in Sacramento some day, maybe having a best case being a Ryan Glynn type
The bullpen may not be far away. Italiano struggled with elbow trouble in high school and shoulder trouble in his furst full season of professional baseball. Italiano would have closers stuff to say the least, armed with a high 90's fastball. He still needs to improve his control a tremendous amount as well as prove he can be healthy for an extended period of time. He has the stuff to be one of the breakout players in all of the minors last year if he's in a starting role.
Lee was one of the better Junior College prospects entering the 2006 draft when the A's picked him up in the 4th round. He may have gone slightly higher had he not torn his ACL prior to the winter and tweaked his forearm during the year. While he was at full strength pitching in Vancouver, he put up very mediocre numbers, capped off with just 5.5 K's per 9 innings. He'll likely start next season in Kane County's rotation, not many great innings away from a promotion to Stockton.